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What to look for in indoor sports shoes?

I'm looking to get shoes for indoor sports (like squash, badminton or just running). What should I look for when shopping these kinds of shoes?
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What can be the cause of pain in almost my whole lower body/lower legs while running? [closed]

I ran for months without having any pain. Some days I had some muscle strain, but that is normal. Because of my personal circumstances, I stopped running for a while. The last weeks before the stop I ...
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Why are running records not set when running barefoot?

When running records are set in areas with controlled conditions (e.g. nothing on the ground that could cause problems if barefoot), the runners still wear shoes. It seems a curious idea that you run ...
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Blister on arch of foot behind ball

I normally run 5km at a decent enough pace (4.30km) with no issues. I've started training for a half marathon - but about 10km in, I started getting really bad pain in my left foot. I stopped running ...
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Breaking in running shoes?

I've been running for a couple of years but only recently decided to start trail running. Usually when I buy a new pair of road running shoes I'll wear them to work for a week or two before I start ...
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How to select running shoes for rainy weather

I am a newbie runner and need your advice for good running shoes to buy. I have some running shoes but they are slippery. Any good advice will be highly appreciated.
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Wearing running shoes for casual walk [closed]

I like to walk a lot and ususally I am walking quite fast covering large distances on foot. What if I buy a couple of running shoes (particullary I like those: Fresh Foam Boracay v3) for everyday ...
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How to select running shoes for performance?

For the exercise running shoe illiterate, there are so many different varieties of exercise running shoes and so many different brand choices that it becomes overwhelming when looking for the right ...
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Can I avoid instep tears in barefoot shoes?

I've been running in minimalist shoes for over 5 years now, mainly off-road in the U.K. Yesterday I threw away my second pair of Vivo Trail Freaks, having also worn through 4 pairs of Merrell Trail ...
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Any health/performance benefits to the narrow design of shoes?

This is about shoes: Being more narrow inside (at metatarsal heads) than the bare foot would be when stood on comfortably Keeping toes together; at best hardly letting the toes separate, at worst ...
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Pronation in shoe wear

I have recently started running and bought myself a pair of running shoes, but from what I've been told, I need to make sure they are the right fit for me. I've been reading about pronation and I've ...
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Should I go for a run before buying running shoes?

I was recently told that one should buy running shoes at the end of the day because our feet will swell over the course of the day. The thinking was if you bought them at the start of the day you ...
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Pain when adusting to stability shoes?

I've got quite into recreational running over the past 8-9 months, having started out with some extremely cheap trainers I bought off-the-shelf at a large sports store. Last week I finally got round ...
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How to keep your feet from heating up during your run

I have been running 5k since last month and slowly building up my pace. The only problem that I face is that my lower part of the feet heats up during my run. I wear NIKE DUAL FUSION RUN 3 MSL PRM ...
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Treadmill running shoes recommendation

I haven't really exercised for quite a few years now and I'd like to get back on the bandwagon this year starting with some treadmill running (along with some other gym based things like ellipticals ...
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Good shoes for knee pain [closed]

I'm looking for a new pair of shoes for working-out. I have occasional knee pain that really flares up after a jog or crossfit exercises; particularly after double-under jump roping. Basically ...
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Can shoes mask injuries or weaknesses?

A little background: I got a gait analysis from a major sports therapy hospital, and she said I overpronate and suggested me some stability shoes. I also have a weak IT band, which I'm currently doing ...
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Underpronator Runners

I have started this Running Plan http://www.runnersworld.com/getting-started/the-8-week-beginners-program. I am comfortably in the 4th of it. Since beginning I have been running with these "Fila ...
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What kind of feet do I have?

Running has evolved into a popular enough sport that it seems like you can get a special pair of shoes for almost every type of feet. My only problem is trying to identify exactly what type of feet I ...
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What happened to the quality of the inner backside of running shoes?

I'm an occasional runner (2-3 times/week, 10+ km each run). In 2007 I bought ASICS Gel Kayano 12 (TN600) to run with until 2013 (between 3000 and 4000 kilometers). They started to fall apart and I got ...
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What is causing my post-run hip pain?

I am somewhat new to running, just picked it up about 2 years ago. My typical run is 30 minutes, about 2.5 miles. About three months ago I switched to a pair of minimalist-style Reeboks. For about a ...
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Are low shoes suitable for running?

I play basketball, and I would like to improve my running speed and resistance. I obviously own a pair of basketball shoes, but I wouldn't like to use them outside the pitch to avoid degrading them ...
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How do I minimise or preventing rubbing between toes on Long distance run?

I'm trying to get back into doing longer runs, having done up to marathon distances in the past. One thing I used to do was wrap a fabric plaster around the smallest toe on each foot, as after a while ...
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Running with bunions: technique, shoes, etc

Are there any other runners out there who have bunions on their feet? If so, has running led to any long-term or short-term health problems? Is it worthwhile to get a special pair of shoes to ...
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New running shoes chafing toes

I'm just getting into running, and got my first proper pair of running shoes last night. I got to try them out today. They felt great for the first 20 minutes or so, but then I noticed they were ...
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Change of shoes at middle of ultra trail race for better cushion

When running for long distances (42k, 65k) I have noticed that at kilometer 30, my feets comming to get a lot of pain, I think that is something normal, but I think it could be the cushion of my shoes ...
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My first minimalistic/barefoot shoe

I'm planning to buy my first minimalistic shoe, and I've encountered some attributes of certain shoes that I understand now, but still, I don't know what footbed or drop parameters should I buy in the ...
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Are maximalist shoes like Hoka good for running?

When I was running with low shoes (close to barefoot), I was getting a lot of injuries in my feet, but these injuries were minor; after just 3 days of recovering, my feet were much stronger. After a ...
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Running shoes: are EVA soles that bad?

Are modern "barefoot running" or air-cushion running shoes better that the previous EVA-soles of the 80s and 90s? I feel better protected with the EVA, landing solidly on the heel, and have the ...
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What shoe for aspiring fore foot strike runner?

I started running a week ago. I also learned about fore-foot-strike running, and I'd like to try that. But I'm wondering what shoe I should use: A minimalist shoe, so I'm forced to run "properly". If ...
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What kind of shoes do you need in order to run on the sand?

Running on the sand of the beach is supposed to be harder for your leg muscles and perhaps less stressful on your joints. What kind of shoes are best for that? Normal jogging shoes?
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What is a safe distance for a barefoot running on asphalt?

I mean not totally barefoot, I mean using VFF or something like Nike free run 3.0, in my long run I do a good 10-13k in barefoot, but after that my feets gets a lot of pain. I think my foots has been ...
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How should I transition into minimalist running shoes?

I have spent the last few years running in stability shoes with orthotics (Brooks Adrenaline line) to prevent ankle pain caused by overpronation. My joints and muscles are fine after long runs (...
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How to choose a running shoe when you weigh 80-85kg?

I've read a little bit about shoes for running on asphalt and for trail-running, but they always refer to lightweight people. I would like to know what to look for in a running shoe when my weight is ...
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Objective test for running shoe cushioning deterioration

Is there an objective test that I can use to determine the deterioration of my running shoes cushioning? I follow the rule of thumb and replace my shoes after about 500km. But some shoes feel like the ...
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Minimising ankle rub in running shoes

I have a frequent problem that deters me from running. I have a bad habit of picking shoes that rub my heels on longer runs. In the store they feel great, but after a 5km run they just destroy the ...
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Natural Running - less injuries or not

In context of running, one of the most discussed subjects over the last many years probably have been whether "Natural Running" will prevent injuries or actually be the source of injuries. I have ...
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Can I use my running shoes' seventh eyelets to fix heel slipping?

I recently bought a new pair of running shoes. With this pair, I've noticed that my heel slips up and down ever so slightly as I run in them. I've found a few different pages online that mention ways ...
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How can I analyze my running gait?

They say there are more than one types of step. Is there any exam that can help me know my foot angle/type/format/etc, so i can buy running shoes that are good for my feet?
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Is it worth getting measured for running shoes?

I started jogging a few years ago, it's mostly been a hobby till now, I'm running the silverstone half marathon at the beginning of march. I've only ever spent around £30 on trainers for running, ...
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What safety issues should be considered before running barefoot shoes on bad pavement? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the downsides of minimalist running shoes? I want to start walking/jogging. I am considering the Adidas Adupure and Fila Skeletoes, two articulated toe models ...
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Does running in Vibrams (or some other minimalist shoes) make you run faster?

I have been running for about 20 years, mostly 10-21 km over the past few years. This past year I've transitioned into running in Vibrams - in the simplest model I found - and about two month ago I ...
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Will the pain from running in Vibrams on roads go away?

I have been running in Vibrams now for quite a while (up to 8 miles at a time, at a 8:20 pace). It is almost completely painless when I don't run on roads. However, when I do, my feet hurt as though I ...
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Where can I try minimalist running shoes? [closed]

What actual physical stores carry them? Is there anywhere online that I could buy then return without problems if they didn't fit my foot? I have heard Zappos is good about it.
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Looking for alternatives to Nike Free for general fitness - not specifically running

I have a pair of Five Fingers, so this is not an alternative to that. I'm wondering if there are shoes out there for general fitness (including lifting) similar to Nike Free. I really wanted them, but ...
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Can old running shoes be used as walking shoes?

Once I've made the decision to get new running, is it okay to use my old running shoes as walking shoes (to and from the workplace / around the neighbourhood) or is the only appropriate place for old ...
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Are barefoot shoes suitable for multi-terrain obstacle courses?

I'm planning on doing the Warrior Dash later this year. It is a 3.2 mile (5K) race course through mountainous terrain, mud, and water. In addition, there will also be obstacles along the way such as: ...
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How to choose “Neutral shoes” for long distance endurance running?

This answer here mention that "neutral shoes" are better for long distance running. I have used Adidas Supernova for a very long time with inversion support (ofc changed them every year or so, tried ...
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Is it dangerous to use the same shoes for walking as for running as a beginner?

I have zero experience in running for fitness. I used to be in good shape simply from having a more active lifestyle and doing regular manual labor, but since moving to a different country, I've ...
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Isn't it true that all types of spikes will fit on all types of running spike shoes?

Initially, I'd thought that all types of spikes will fit on all types of spike shoes, but after reading this article If you are buying track shoes with spikes, check the size of the spikes. ...